The Important Specs for Home Printers

When looking at buying printers and other office equipment, there are so many specifications that it can be difficult to sift through them all to find the important figures. Well let us help you out here. The specs below are the main ones you'll want to take into consideration when looking for printing equipment. While others will aid in your decision, these figures must be known before any purchase decision is made.

Auto Duplexing - A printer that can print on both sides of the paper automatically saves paper, time and money. If you plan to use significant volumes of prints, be sure that your printer has automatic duplex printing capabilities.

Page Yield - Page refers to how many pages the cartridge can print before running dry. Think of this much like a vehicle's mile per gallon statistic. It shows how often you'll have to refill the ink tank (cartridge) which can be costly over time.

Starter-size Cartridges - Lower end laser and LED printers are sold with a "starter-size" toner cartridge that has lower page yield than the usual cartridge size. Watch for this when buying a home printer.

These tips will help you decide on the best printer for your home or small office. Remember to look at price, print speed and all the other important specs. Check out some of our other articles to learn more about printing and finding the right printer for you.